Not really. First of all monitor and track how you spend your free time on a chart. From here you can visualise how much you actually spend and can see firsthand how successful you're at reducing it. Use an app like forest to set a period of time when you can't go on social media. Your tree will die if you leave the app so it's an incentive. Set this time when you often find yourself on it. Check have you done all your work, housework, eaten and drank, a bit of exercise or yoga, any other daily habits before you allow yourself to turn it on. It's a checklist you need to fill before you can move on. Delete the apps once you've decreased the time and have eased the urge to be on them. If you haven't, you'll just go straight back to them and break the habit. List other activities/hobbies you want to try or that look interesting and try one of them whenever you want to pick your phone up.
My tablet keeps track of what I am doing so if my time on social media is more than it should be I pay closer attention to how I use my time. In the past I have trained myself to be more intentional about my use of social media. I did this by having goals before I sign on such as checking on certain people, or groups, making a post. I set a timer for myself. For me 30 minutes was my max allowed time.
- How do you avoid from having the habit of pushing stuff for the next day?
- I have so many things to do in a day, I am a mother, a student, I have a job, exercise. I really can’t imagine narrowing a day’s to-do list to just three items. How can this be done?
- How do you choose how to group and order your tasks so they’re not as overwhelming?
- On your to do list, you always make first the most important to do? I always tend to run away
- Is it bad if I do not accomplish all the tasks in my to do list?
- How far in advance do you put tasks on your to do list? I am a big procrastinator and if I see something on my to do list that’s not due for a while I tend to just ignore it. Any suggestions on how to solve this?
- How far ahead should one write their list.. i.e. daily, weekly or monthly?
- Is it any way to make do to list more creative but still keep them simple?
- What strategies do you use to prioritize & organize “to do now” vs “to do later” tasks?
- How to make sure you stick to your list when something else that you need to finish first just popped out?